Monday, April 15, 2013

Blueberry Banana Bread (Gluten Free) (Vegan)

Banana Blueberry Bread (Gluten Free) (Vegan) 2

A warm slice of bread topped with a dab of butter or touch of jelly is quite possibly one of the best things to have for breakfast. I have not had any type of bread for breakfast in a long time. I’ve been stuck in a breakfast rut. I have the same thing EVERY MORNING. It’s nothing exciting. I have a couple ounces of yogurt mixed with flax and chia seeds. It tastes fine. It gets my day started but it does not make my tastes buds dance.

I’ve made several variations of gluten free banana bread including this insanely decadent Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cream Cheese Glaze which is based off of my regular Banana Bread recipe. I wanted to make a healthier version that was both gluten free and egg free.

Banana Blueberry Bread (Gluten Free) (Vegan) 1

This was the first time I baked with Stevia. I have used it as a substitute in my coffee or tea but never ventured beyond using a sprinkle to add to my drinks. While it works quite well cup for cup, I have to admit it does have a bit of an aftertaste. I’m not sure I’ll use it again.

The bread has the perfect combination of just a hint of bananas coupled with the burst of sweet blueberries. I sliced it thin so that I can toast it and put just a little slab of peanut butter on it for breakfast tomorrow morning. I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow!

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Banana Blueberry Bread (Gluten Free) (Vegan)

Ingredients

1/3 cup coconut oil

2/3 cup Stevia Extract in the Raw

2 flax eggs*

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.) Grease 9x5-inch non-stick loaf pan.

3.) Cream together coconut oil, Stevia, flax eggs, and vanilla in large bowl.

4.) Add flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking powder and cinnamon to liquid mixture, alternating with bananas.

5.) Beat until smooth.

6.) Stir in pecans and blueberries.

7.) Bake 9x5 loaf for 50-60 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Notes

1 flax egg = 1 tablespoon flaxseed + 2.5 tablespoons water mixed together

http://laphemmephoodie.com/2013/04/banana-blueberry-bread-gluten-free-vegan.html

Recipe adapted from Food.com and Bob’s Red Mill

*Disclosure: I am a community leader in the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community on The BlogFrog. As a community leader I may receive compensation and or product samples for sharing information about the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community and The Blog Frog. All opinions expressed are my own.


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One Response to “Blueberry Banana Bread (Gluten Free) (Vegan)”

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — May 7, 2013 @ 7:25 AM

    I love the banana and blueberry combination. Yum!

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